In life we have pleasures with our loved ones, we have sorrows and joy; but thank God for the memories that death cannot destroy ~
On Saturday, July 3, 2021, our beloved, Octavious Louis Clark, transitioned to his heavenly home unexpectedly while getting his hair cut at his favorite barbershop in preparation for the many events he had planned for the holiday weekend.
Octavious Louis Clark, affectionately called “TaeTae” by his family and friends, was born on October 24, 1982, to the late Debra Ann Brummette and Vance Forrest in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
“Tae-Tae” was preceded in death by his loving mother, Debra Ann Brummete whom he adored with all his heart, his big brother, Travaris Brummette and his grandmother, Gloria D. Brummette.
Upon the untimely death of his beloved mother, Debra, “Tae-Tae” and his siblings were raised by their grandfather, Willie “Paw-Paw” Brummette, in a loving family. “Paw-Paw” made sure that he was introduced to Christ at an early age. As a child, he was involved in the Sunday School and all the church activities including the Baptist Training Union for the youth. He knew the Lord for himself.
He was baptized under the leadership of Bishop J.M. Wilkins at the Friendship Baptist Church which is now the Peter’s Rock Missionary Baptist Church. In 2017, he united with the New Bethel Baptist Church under the pastoral guidance of Pastor Maurice McAfee and remained a member until his untimely death.
He was formally educated in the Benton Harbor Area Schools and although he did not finish in the traditional way, he was so proud when he received his General Education Development Diploma (GED). For years, he was employed as a line cook at Clementine’s in St. Joseph, a job which he truly loved and was later employed by Robert Bosch LLC.
Octavious was a smart and loving son, father, brother, uncle, and loyal friend who enjoyed spending time with the love of his life, Andrea Sanders, his family, and his friends. He was always the life of the party, but there was so much more to him.
He loved to cook, write poetry, read, score and tell jokes at which he was very good. The love he shared with those he truly loved was priceless, unbreakable, and will never be duplicated. God has “Tae-Tae” in his presence, however, he will forever live in our hearts. His smile, laugh and jokes will forever be missed by those who loved him.
“Tae-Tae” will forever be cherished in the hearts of his (7) children, Octavious Clark, Eniceia Clark, Otavionna Clark, Kelashay Collier, Natavia Clark, Octavion Clark, and Kayden Clark; his grandfather who raised him, Willie “Dad” Brummette; (2) sisters, Vastoria Morrow and Ricketta Morrow; (1) brother, Sheldon Brummette; (1) granddaughter, Octavia Clark; his godson,
Rason Williams; and the true love of his life, his fiancé’, Andrea Sanders and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, Berrien Homes family, and friends.
"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
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